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The Teflon Market The Teflon Market
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The good news is that secular bull markets, which we seem to be in now, tend to last 18-20 years. But they do have short-term downturns. This one just is more resilient than most and we will see a downturn when we least expect it. It may come from a tweet or an unexpected corner of the world, but it [Read More]
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The Teflon Market The Teflon Market
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The good news is that secular bull markets, which we seem to be in now, tend to last 18-20 years. But they do have short-term downturns. This one just is more resilient than most and we will see a downturn when we least expect it. It may come from a tweet or an unexpected corner of the world, but it [Read More]

Will Any Sanctions Prove Effective with North Korea? Will Any Sanctions Prove Effective with North Korea?
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
For years, sanctions on North Korea levied by both the United Nations and the United States have done little to slow their nuclear-weapons program. Many believe that the most recent sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump on Sept. 21 have a better chance at working than any before. [Read More]

A Bit About Bitcoin A Bit About Bitcoin
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Virtual currency is a type of unregulated, digital money which is issued and usually controlled by its developers. It is used and accepted among members of a virtual community. If you haven’t heard of virtual currency, maybe you’ve heard of Bitcoin? [Read More]

Consider Many Factors When Choosing Retirement Plans and Options Consider Many Factors When Choosing Retirement Plans and Options
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Times certainly have changed with regard to building a secure retirement. Private company pensions are only available at 4 percent of companies, down from 60 percent in the early 1980s [Read More]

Heading into the Season with a Plan Heading into the Season with a Plan
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Our favorite season in Happy Valley is quickly approaching – football season. While social media and the news are flooded with Vegas odds and Heisman candidates, I thought this would be a good time to touch on your financial game plan. [Read More]

Did Technology Kill Inflation? Did Technology Kill Inflation?
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The good news for retirees is that the world is in a low inflationary environment. The main drivers for the continuing low inflation are commodity oversupply and technology. [Read More]

Savings Habits Across Generations Savings Habits Across Generations
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
In a time when most Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, it is crucial to have a financial plan in place no matter what generation you fall into. [Read More]

Welcome, Mary Jane Welcome, Mary Jane
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Marijuana is big business, as economists expect Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana markets to be worth $150 million in the first year, and the state has already made money on the applications. [Read More]

A Teen’s First Job A Teen’s First Job
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
Be sure to educate your teens about spending and savings. I know this is easier said than done. Just as I was educated about what my savings could help with in the future, I hope that my sister will also learn from my experiences and save some cash instead of spending it on trivial things that she d [Read More]

Always a Trade-Off Always a Trade-Off
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Investing and life are a series of trade-offs. Every day we are faced with a series of decisions on how to spend our resources, including time and money. [Read More]

Investing in Your Child’s Future Investing in Your Child’s Future
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Brittany N. Cox
It’s no surprise that college tuition rates are increasing. Tuition hikes have outpaced inflation by a large margin. The key to being prepared for these expenses, like any other financial goal, is early planning. [Read More]

The Economy of Dogs The Economy of Dogs
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
The cost of owning a pet is high and so is the time that is needed. The cost of dog breeds varies by size, type and desires, but a recent study estimates the average lifetime cost of raising a dog is $23,410. [Read More]

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